Unit Cell

A parallelogram (parallelepiped) containing the minimum repeatable elements of a circle (sphere) packing.

See also

Circle Packing, Packing Density, Sphere Packing

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Williams, R. "The Unit Cell Concept." §2-4 in The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design. New York: Dover, pp. 48-51, 1979.

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Unit Cell

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Unit Cell." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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